At Auckland, March 29. Australia won by 44 runs to level the series 2-2. After the start was delayed by rain, resulting in a 45-over match, Australia struggled until Ritchie and Matthews came together for the fifth wicket and added 100 from 90 deliveries. Ritchie was dropped off a straightforward return catch by Gray when 6. New Zealand's middle order failed, and a brave effort from Hadlee came too late to arrest the decline.
Man of the Match: G. R. J. Matthews. Attendance: 34,000.
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